- 1to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym rebuke
- 2 He reproved her for rushing away.
NAmE//rɪˈpruv//reprove somebody (for something/for doing something) reprove (somebody) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprove
he / she / it reproves
past simple reproved
-ing form reproving
reprovingjump to other results
adjective [usually before noun] a reproving glance His tone was mildly reproving.
reprovinglyjump to other results
adverb “You're late,” she said reprovingly.